Espresso Beans vs Coffee Beans: Is There Actually a Difference?

espresso beans vs coffee beans

Short answer: no, there is not a meaningful difference between “espresso beans” vs “coffee beans.” While the terms aren’t fully interchangeable, there isn’t a clear-and-sharp distinction between “espresso and coffee beans.” If people are intending to distinguish with the term “espresso bean,” they’re likely using it to mean “more darkly roasted” coffee beans. Yup, it …

Should You Be Vacuum-Sealing Coffee Beans? We Did, by Accident

Recently, Meg and I accidentally realized we were vacuum-sealing coffee beans while on a trip. It wasn’t a perfect vacuum, and it wasn’t super-intentional. But I thought it was really interesting, and maybe some fellow science-and-coffee nerds will love it too. It also made me pose a question, that my internet poking-around didn’t definitely answer. …

Coffee Grinder Static: Why it Happens and How to Cope

When we first got our Baratza Encore (and to this day) my biggest complaint is that we get little ground-bean flecks scattered about. The reason? Static cling. Coffee grinder static is such an annoying hassle of big flecks of coffee dust. Coffee Grinder Static Cling: What’s Happening? The root cause of the little-flecks-everywhere coffee static …

1L Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle (Electric) Review

An honest & in-depth Bonavita gooseneck kettle review My favorite brewing method for coffee at home—hands down—is a pour over. It’s a fun morning (and afternoon… and evening…) ritual to relax a bit and create a moment for myself. I daresay it’s peaceful. It’s like self-care, but with less face lotion and more caffeine.  Let’s …

Washed vs Natural Coffee & Why Coffee Fermentation Matters

Coffee, I was once surprised to learn, is not a bean in any proper sense. Wikipedia tells us the beverage is “a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.” Today, we’ll cover why the fact the coffee fruit is dried onto or wet-processed off the coffee bean …

The 6 Best Double-Walled Coffee Mugs I’ve Found

GLASS COFFEE MUGS, Y’ALL. I have a bit of an obsession. It’s with double-walled glass. Especially double-walled glass cups for coffee. I love the way it looks. I find it attractive, uncluttered, functional, and just really cool (literally). I am almost as excited about it as I am about YouTube, civic tech, board games, WordPress, …